Update 30 November 17:58 - Last day of offers.
Here we are one more year, on the doorstep of Black Friday. But Black Friday has become the Black Friday weekand this year it was actually Black November. But it is now when the most important offers begin, or at least the concentration of all of them.
As I do every year I start combing the Internet in search of the best deals on sports technology (along with some other offer that catches my attention, is interesting and that I will also put here). In all cases each offer will be accompanied by some small indication or advice, I do not want this to become a Persian market or an obligation to buy whatever.
And of course, in each offer you will also have a direct link to the full test of that device, so that if you still have any doubts you can solve them in the detailed analysis that I usually do here.
Remind you that when you buy through any of the links I provide you will generate a small commissionThis is what helps pay for the website and the work I do in testing, and it won't cost you a penny more. It's your way of thanking me for the work I do. Although not everyone is an affiliate link, if I don't have an affiliation with the store and the offer is good I'll include it as well.
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Do you need more help? Here are the commentsThis Black Friday I'm going to pass it in front of the screens of the different computers that I have prepared, so I'll be able to answer your questions almost immediately.
And as always, this post will always be up to date with the latest offers that you can find among all the sellers.
I won't roll over anymore. I'll leave you with the best offers from all over Europe served up on a silver platter.
In the menu you will find the different categories in which I have been dividing the offers, so you can see all the offers one after another or jump directly to the section that interests you most.
These are the most outstanding offers at the moment
- Garmin Fenix 6 Pro
- Garmin Fenix 6X Pro
- Garmin Fenix 6S Pro
- Garmin Forerunner 45
- Garmin Forerunner 245
- Garmin Forerunner 245 Music
- Garmin Edge 1030
- Polar Vantage M
- Polar Vantage V
- Suunto 7
Best Black Friday GARMIN deals
Was this the one you were looking for? I have no doubt that this is the model for which the vast majority of you have been yearning.
One of the most complete Garmin watches, with the full pack of the "advantages-Garmin": music playback (including platforms such as Spotify), navigation with maps and wireless payments.
Logically it is not a cheap watch, but within its high price the offer now is not bad at all. And if it is the model you wanted ... the same gives you 20 € more than less.
The 6X Pro has a slightly larger screen, along with a longer battery life. Consequently, it's also a larger watch, so you'll need to be sure it won't feel too big on your wrist.
And continuing with the sizes, the Garmin Fenix 6S Pro for its part is smaller than the regular Fenix 6 Pro (only 42mm), but it is perfect for those who do not have a large wrist and do not want to have the feeling of wearing a monster on the wrist.
Even so, it offers the same features as the rest of the Fenix 6 Pro range, but as in the case of the 6X Pro the autonomy will also be affected. Logically reduced in this case.
The Garmin Fenix 5 Plus has been one of the top performers in previous offers. So much so that today it is very difficult to find anything in stock.
In terms of functionality they are up to date with the main features of the high-end Garmin. Because in addition to the maps it offers the possibility of playing music directly from the watch, being compatible with streaming platforms such as Spotify and Amazon Music.
You create your playlist and the clock downloads it, no more selecting songs one by one and transferring them manually. And when you update the list, the clock downloads the new songs.
They also have Garmin Pay, so if your bank is compatible you can add your card to make wireless payments. It may seem silly, but when you're out running or cycling and want to buy anything (e.g. water), not having to go out with your wallet is a huge advantage.
There is little I can tell you about Forerunner 245 that hasn't already been said... just that it is one of the main recommendations in the shopping guide.
ATTENTION to the offer from Germany and FranceThe historical minimum price by far (1TP10You can use your Amazon account, you just have to pay the shipping, but it's more than worth it). The offer from Amazon France is a bit more interesting because of the taxes (in the end it comes out a bit cheaper).
The Garmin Forerunner 645 Music is priced like the Forerunner 245 Music. This is a difficult decision, because you have to choose between the two at the same price. It might seem that obviously the higher-end model is better in every way... but it's not that simple.
The 645 has things like the altimeter, Garmin Pay or steel bezel. But in the FR245 we find Sony's new GNSS chipset with longer battery life (important for music playback) and the latest optical pulse sensor. In addition the 245 has been receiving updates fairly steadily, for example the new on-track race mode inherited from 745.
The decision is yours.
One of my criticisms in the test I did of the FR45 was its price. In that test I commented that at 199€ I saw it as a complicated option in the market, but at 120€ we are talking about something very different.
What makes the Forerunner 45 an interesting model? If you're looking for a small watch for sports, the Forerunner 45S is unrivalled. At just 39mm in circumference it's unrivalled in the market, all others are bigger than this.
It is also compatible with Garmin CoachSo you can create a training schedule to prepare for different races such as 5K, half-marathon, etc.
VO2Max estimation to see the evolution of your performance, rhythm alerts to keep you on track (or not too loose), Body Battery to see the resources available during the day...
It is the basic model of Garmin for triathlon but meets the demands of virtually everyone. The only thing I can miss is the absence of barometric altimeter, otherwise it is a great choice at this price, both for training and racing.
With the deals out there today I would only consider it if you are looking for a Garmin for triathlon. I think both FR245 and Polar Vantage M are better options right now.
The Vivoactive range is oriented to those who like to have an active life. Going to the gym, going for a run, taking guided yoga or pilates classes, swimming... but all without the desire to compete.
By features they may be similar to the FR245, but it doesn't have the training metrics or load tracking component. In return they have wireless payments, music playback and sync with Spotify and even barometric altimeter to measure floors climbed.
Differences between the Vivoactive 4 and the 4S? Simply the size (and consequently the autonomy). But the rest of the features are the same. The only thing that allows you to choose the "footprint" on your wrist.
It's not part of Black Friday, but it's at a 15% discount and slightly cheaper than it usually is.
It is a watch like the Vivoactive 4 you've seen before, but has a much more colorful AMOLED screen, with very good quality. In addition, the materials are better, and perhaps it is a more suitable option if you want something that does not clash too much in the "day to day" with formal clothes, although it is still a watch for sports.
A special watch that bears little resemblance to the rest of the Garmin range, especially in aesthetics.
Designed specifically for the mountains, it has a barometric altimeter, magnetic compass and specific functions for adventure lovers. And also, that "rugged" design that characterizes it so much.
It falls short of the Fenix range, mainly because of its screen. But that split screen also makes it different and perfectly valid. As an access watch to the mountain range it is perfect.
Best Black Friday deals POLAR
Black Friday on the official website of Polar
This year in addition to having offers on the different websites around the Internet, Polar is also going all out and making Black Friday offers on its own website.
You can see all the offers directly in this Polar special websiteand to apply the discounts you will have to use the code POLARBLACKFRIDAY.
What discounts will you get?
- Polar Grit X - 15% discount (New for Black Friday)
- Polar Unite - 15% discount
- Polar Ignite - 20% discount
- Polar Vantage M - 25% discount
- Polar Vantage V - 20% discount
They are not the cheapest prices, but I know that many of you are more comfortable buying from the manufacturer's official website than from third party sellers, so this is another option available to you.
In any case, here are the other offers currently available on Polar watches.
The new Polar Grit X enters the last day of Black Friday, for the moment through offer on Amazon Italy (at 20h on Amazon Spain, price not yet confirmed).
This is Polar's first entry into the mountain world and it does so with the same specifications as the Polar Vantage V, plus some new features such as Hill Splitter, FuelWise and route navigation with turn warning.
Or you can also look at it another way. It's like the Vantage V2but with some features cut back. But at this price as a mountain watch without going up too much in price, it is an option that I quite like.
Together with the Garmin FR245, the Vantage M is one of my key recommendationsboth as a running clock and as an economic triathlon clock.
It had a complicated start, but with the updates it has received and above all with the last one that loads it with interesting functions (and that it significantly improves the performance of GPS as well), make it a very interesting option.
The truth is that there are not that many changes in the Vantage V2 with respect to the original. Perhaps what stands out the most is that it was the first watch that allows to display the power in race without the need of using any external accessory.
Compared to the Vantage m it has better quality materials, some additional resting metrics and one thing I like a lot: poder mark laps by tapping on the watch.
There is also an offer with a Polar H10 pulse sensor. It is a great chest sensor that normally costs quite a bit more. My recommendation is to buy it with it. It offers simultaneous ANT+ and Bluetooth connectivity (and for Bluetooth it offers two channels).
One of the best pulse sensors integrated into the watch (at least until the arrival of the Vantage).
The M430 is an easy-to-use watch that offers a lot for its price. Suitable for road runners. Perhaps today is somewhat limited in terms of autonomy, but if you want a watch to start in the world, or you're not going to do too long tests, the M430 is always a great option without spending too much money.
This is the Polar "smart watch" (I'm putting it in quotation marks because it is not an ordinary smart watch) which, except for the strap of the cheapest model, is very well finished.
It has the latest from the Finns, such as sleep analysis or FitSpark that, depending on how you have rested the previous day and the workouts you have been doing, will propose several alternatives for poder exercise on that day.
As for Training Load Pro it is a function that is integrated "halfway", since the details are not present on the watch, but we can see it on the platform.
The Polar Unite is the latest fitness watch from Polar. Similar to its sibling the Ignite, but with no built-in GPS and a somewhat simpler pulse sensor.
Those two features make the Unite a more economical watch. And if you need GPS data for an outdoor activity, it will use it from your cell phone via the connected GPS function.
Which one to choose? If you're going to be doing mostly gym, the Unite will suffice. If you're going to be more outdoors, the Ignite (the one above) is better suited to your use.
Best Black Friday SUUNTO deals
Right now it is the top of the Suunto range along with the Suunto 9 Baro. The difference between the two is that the Baro has a barometric altimeter which allows it to have mountain specific functions such as altitude, storm warnings, etc.
But both have the extended battery feature thanks to FusedTrack (which works great) and have received an update recently with quite a few cool features for SuuntoPlus.
The Suunto 7 has been a change in strategy by Suunto trying to enter a segment, that of smartwatches with clear sports use, where the Apple Watch is king.
But in the sport approach the Suunto 7 is far superior to Apple's proposal. By platform, experience, navigation maps...
The Suunto 7 had a complicated start in its arrival on the market as it lacked some of the functions that should have been elementary in a watch of this type. But all that has been corrected in the updates, specifically with the following inclusions:
- Ability to customize sport profiles
- Route navigation using Suunto maps
Both are two basic functions that should have been present from day one.
It is an interesting option if you are looking for something for your daily life and want to go beyond simply receiving smart notifications on your wrist, as is the case with other sports watches. It is a good mix between smartwatch and sports watch, in my opinion the one that best combines both facets. But that makes it neither the best smartwatch, nor the best sports watch. It's up to each individual to decide what exactly he or she is looking for.
With the same features as the Suunto 9, but with a more contained size. If you do not have a large wrist to "support" the Suunto 9, this may be a good option if you want to be in the world of Suunto.
And like 9, it has received the latest updates for SuuntoPlus in exactly the same way.
It's a wig, in every way. If you like big watches it's a good choice, if you have a small wrist it's not so good...
It does not have a barometric altimeter and is not as up to date as the Suunto 9, but the price is a historical minimum and you can be sure of the quality of construction of Suunto.
The Suunto 3 is more of an activity tracker than a training watch. It does not have built-in GPS but works through what is called "connected GPS". By carrying your cell phone with you connected via Bluetooth, it will use the GPS of your mobile phone for outdoor activities. Logically in indoor activities such as gym and the like it does not need any external help.
Best Black Friday GARMIN deals
A 41% discount that leaves it at 349€. Its functions are almost the same as those of the Edge 830 (except that the Edge 1030 does not have the ForkSight function, exclusive to the Edge 530 and Edge 830), so the only difference is the huge screen it has. The truth is that navigation is a delight on that very large screen.
It is one of the most sought after models this Black Friday... and rightly so. The difference with respect to the Edge 520 (or 520 Plus) it replaces is remarkable, especially for the speed of its processor, which makes navigation usable.
The Garmin Edge 520 Plus is the same as the classic Edge 520, except that it adds some improvements such as maps for navigation. If your budget is very tight it can be a good option, but the truth is that the Edge 530 you have above is a better investment because its performance is much more satisfactory.
Don't be fooled by its small size, the Edge 130 is a very capable cyclocomputer. In fact it's the one I use in my races, where I don't want to carry anything that's bigger than this one.
It has some very interesting things for the little less than 100€ it costs:
- It supports power meters and, although it does not have metrics such as IF or NP, they can be added thanks to ConnectIQ.
- Barometric altimeter
- Compatible with external ANT+ and Bluetooth sensors
- Route navigation
- Enlarged display, showing the data from your watch on the display of the cyclocomputer
- Compatible with LiveTrack
- Incident Reporting
- Only 32 grams in weight
- Small but highly visible display
Obviously it is not "the best of the best", but for a price slightly above 100€ it is a great option.
Because if what you want is a comfortable device for navigation, then here's the Edge Explore. If you don't care about training or the possibility of using it with potentiometers and all you're going to do is go out and enjoy or do navigation routes, this model is a much better option.
In short, Edge 520 plus for training and Edge Explore for navigation.
There are three things I don't leave behind in cycling training. The bike, the helmet and the Garmin radar.
There are two types of cyclists: those who haven't tried the Garmin radar and don't understand spending so much on a light, and those who have tried it and can't live without it. Have I made that clear?
Vector 3 is the potentiometer of Garmin. In pedal format, and with sensor on both sides. For me it is the most comfortable option (the pedal one), especially if you use more than one bike. You can switch the pedals from one bike to another in a couple of minutes and keep training by power.
There is no need for complex installation or difficult calibrations at each changeover, it's a matter of mounting and pedaling away.
This is the dual version (separating left/right power). I definitely recommend this option instead of the single-sided one, as it is the only way to have the real data of your power. We don't always have a 50/50 split at all times.
Best Black Friday deals in sports technology
A good handheld unit for route navigation, including full colour mapping, perfect for anyone who likes to venture off the beaten track.
Unlike the ETREX you see below, this one has a touch screen. Its last best price was 217€, so it's a very good deal.
The Polar OH1+ is one of the best external optical pulse sensors out there. It has memory so you can record activity without relying on anything else, or instantly transmit data to any Bluetooth compatible device.
Unlike the sensors built into watches, the poder being placed on the upper arm allows the heart rate reading in a much more suitable area. Personally it has worked well for me even on the bike.
One of my reference sensors in the analysis of different devices.
If you want to keep track of your weight, the Fitbit WiFi scale is perfect. In addition to having its own platform it also syncs with MyFitness Pal, and through there you can take your weight to many other sites.
That way I keep track of my weight in both Garmin Connect and TrainingPeaks, the weight is updated in Zwift, and so on. That is, you will not be limited only to Fitbit nor is it necessary to have other products of the brand to take advantage of it.
If you are interested in the latest model of the Apple Watch (the Series 6 that came out in September) you have it with a discount between 50 and 60 euros. It is a very interesting offer, because Apple never makes sales. If you were interested in one it is a good time to buy it.
There are a multitude of Apple Watch on offer. Series 5, Series 4... all of them in their LTE version and with good discounts in general.
Best Black Friday deals on sports headphones
- AirPods Pro - Apple's in-ear AirPods with active noise cancellation, for €70 less than on the official website.
- AirPods - The traditional version of the AirPods is also discounted to €134.
- Sony WF-XB700 - 53% rebate. Also available in color blue.
- Bose Sport Earbuds - 17% rebate for these headphones just released, which I posted a review of last week (note, I do not recommend the Bose SoundSport).
- Jabra Elite Active 65t - One of the most traditional brands in sports headphones.
- Soundcore Headphones - The brand within the Anker umbrella (always synonymous with quality), has many headphones with discounted prices.
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Little things that brighten up your life and that you can now get cheaper.
- Sony WH1000XM3 - I have these headphones (well, the XM2) and I can only recommend them. Active noise cancellation, virtually eternal autonomy and super comfortable. At 229€ it is a more than interesting offer if you want high-end headphones.
- Amazon Echo Dot 3rd generation - Half price. Not only to ask Alexa for things (although she still doesn't know how to bring you a coffee...), but also perfect for listening to music in any corner.
- Sandisk External SSD - I always carry one in my backpack in case I have to transfer a lot of information in a very short time from/to a computer. I don't have the patience to put up with the time it takes for a traditional external disk...
ButlerRoomba vacuum cleaner - It's "my dream". If I didn't have so many steps at home, I would have one all day long... and even more at this price.
- Amazon Fire TV - If you have a Prime subscription but your TV is "dumb", there is no cheaper way to watch Amazon Prime directly on TV.
- eufy 2K IP camera - I have bought a lot of this eufy. The video quality is really good (even at night) and the application is really good. The manufacturer behind this is Anker, so it's quality assurance.
These are the offers for the moment, but remember that this is just a warm-up... Get ready because this week is going to be loaded.
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